Road Cycling

Love Velo CC in London : Brompton Bicycles

  Following our lovely day in London over the past weekend for the Oakley Cycling Tour, we then wondered past the Brompton Bicycle shop and couldn’t resist a little look around. The shop assistant was great, telling us all about the bikes, super knowledgeable and lets face it us cyclists love a bike chat. He … Continued

The Vätternrundan 2018

Lake Vättern, Sweden – 300km- 6th biggest lake in Europe- 27,000 cyclists   I recently was given the opportunity to travel to Sweden and take part in an event called the Vätternrundan, the world’s biggest recreational cycling event. The opportunity presented itself through Rutland Cycling and was to be organised by Oakley. The event is … Continued

The Vätternrundan 2018 : Kit List

Whilst not ideal to be using new kit on an epic long ride, I broke all the rules for long distance riding and trialed some new pieces to really put them to the test whilst riding the Vätternrundan 300km ride in Sweden. The conditions for our ride on the day of the event were good with no rain forecast, … Continued

Racing : Our top tips for new racers

The road race season is now underway and we have collected some of our top tips for new riders wanting to take up racing. If you have any others we would love to hear from you with your top tips too!   ‘Find a suitable category event for your first race. If your new to … Continued

Tour of Cambridge Gran Fondo 2017

‘I signed up almost a year in advance, tempted by closed roads and with the idea that I would have an incentive to train for something over winter’   The Tour of Cambridge was an event I signed up for almost a year in advance, tempted by closed roads and with the idea that I … Continued

My Race Season Round Up 2017

I haven’t been too attentive on the blogging just recently but Love-Velo.cc is making a come back! I thought it might be an appropriate post to put together a little season round up of some of the things I have been up to on my bike and so this is a post about road racing … Continued

Women of the Transcontinental Race : Rishi Fox

The transcontinental race (TCR) is an unsupported race across Europe and is known as one of the toughest ultra endurance bike races. With a distance of between 3000-4000km riders must race from the start to checkpoints and then to the finish. In-between these points riders can take any route and Last years race, TCR04 started … Continued

Pearl Izumi Champion Team : My decision to withdraw…

Pearl Izumi rocking the pink – our choice though (me on the left, sister Katie on the right). That was a great ride out on a sunny day 🙂 “If I’m representing a brand, I want to be confident in what they represent “ Last year It was confirmed that I was to be joining the Pearl … Continued

Coalville Wheelers Open 10TT

Hilly TTs really aren’t my thing! However somehow I found myself signed up to the Coalville Wheelers 10TT, thanks to being talked into it by some of the girls I have been riding with recently. ” A course described as ‘sporting’ which I think just means its hilly and tough…”   Some of our clubs in the … Continued

My 2016 Review

Firstly its been a while and happy new year to all Love Velo CC readers and followers! Since I started cycling two and half years ago it’s always been fun to reflect on the past few years cycling. 2017 isn’t exactly starting with a bang as I have been struck with the Christmas lurgy, happens to me … Continued